I’ve flirted with Soundcloud long enough. Finally, a deep dive proves very rewarding.
This post will be brief. I’m a fan of Black Sabbath. I’m a fan of electronica. Upon making the focused effort to explore music at Soundcloud, I came across this gem. It’s pretty much been on repeat in my headphones, in my car, in my head when away from my headphones… you get the idea. Enough chitchat. On with the goods:
So there. And here’s an image for handy reference at other sites where I promote my blog posts like Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, etc. Again, let me encourage you to check out Soundcloud and search for something you think you might find interesting there. Chances are you’ll find something fun.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Black Sabbath or The Glitch Mob? What are your thoughts on mashups? Are you a regular patron of Soundcloud or other music sharing destinations? Let us hear from you in the comments.
I was seriously not expecting to like this as much as I do, but holy cow; this really is great. Nine Inch Nails is some of my favorite music ever, and I also enjoy a good pop hook. This combines them both in a crazy, mind-expanding… and extremely catchy way. I’d love to know what Trent Reznor or Carly Rae Jespsen think of this.
“First thought – this is a charming combo because it mixes up presumed oil and water in a fun and silly way that makes it hard to take it too seriously. I like fun and silly, and avoid taking things like pop songs too seriously. Second thought – it kind of suits, because I liked NIN as much as anybody in my teens and twenties and still enjoy it from time to time, but not as much, because I am older and do not relate to it so much. And I realized that the mashup doesn’t offend me, because the level of emotional maturity involved in both songs is so similar that the juxtaposition really strikes me as one of style – they are two sides of the same coin. In short: it’s all angsty teenager/YA stuff, even if one is more poetical.”
Image by rsmithing w/pics by Lunchbox LP & ClintJCL via Flickr. Free for use via Creative Commons.
The Connection? The Producer!
Dave ‘Rave’ Ogilvie at The Warehouse in Vancouver, where ‘Call Me Maybe’ was mixed. Photo: Adam PW Smith via soundonsound.com
The music to Call Me Maybe was produced by Dave “Rave” Ogilvie — industrial music legend, and collaborator of… wait for it… NINE INCH NAILS! Yes, the one-time Skinny Puppy member now uses his musical powers to assail radio with four-on-the-floor kick drums. My jaw literally dropped when I learned this at boingboing.net via user OtherMichael. Absolutely astounding.